HILO, Hawaii – The Hawaii County Council approved a $5,000 grant to be used for the fight against dengue fever in Miloli‘i. The money is coming from the contingency relief fund of Councilwoman Maile David, and is specifically earmarked to assist the small South Kona fishing village, which was identified as a hotspot for the mosquito-borne disease in December.
On behalf of Pa‘a Pono Miloli‘i, executive director Kai Kahele testified in support of David’s resolution.
Over the holidays, Pa‘a Pono Miloli‘i raised funds for and delivered supplies to the village to fight the dengue outbreak. Big Island Video News filmed as they handed out mosquito nets, repellent, and coils.
There will be a community meeting in Miloli‘i on the dengue outbreak this Thursday, January 14th, at 5:30 p.m.
This flyer was provided by Pa‘a Pono Miloli‘i (below)